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Myanmar military leader declares himself prime minister, promises elections in 2023

The Hill

By Joseph Choi – August 1, 2021

Myanmar’s military leader Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing declared himself prime minister of the country on Sunday, saying he planned on being in charge for two years during an extended state of emergency before holding an election in 2023.

Min Aung Hlaing’s announcement comes six months after Myanmar’s democratically elected government was overthrown in a military coup, sparking waves of protests throughout the country in which nearly 1,000 protesters were killed by the country’s security forces.

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